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A smooth, toasty brown ale, Best Brown Ale is a mainstay in our fall & winter lineup. With hints of caramel and cocoa, the malt body has the depth to stand up to cool weather, but does not come across as heavy. This balancing act is aided by the generous use of American hops.


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
yespr (30902) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 25, 2008
From bottle, 2B Papsoes New Zealand vs US blind tasting. Pours murky brown/orange with a lacing off- white head. Dried fruity and wineous aroma. Mild woody note. Flavour is fruity and mild woody, light dryness. Somewhat too dry and woody for my liking with no body to follow. Very minor oxidised note.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (29217) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 27, 2008
Bottled. A murky orange-brown beer with a fast disappearing orange head. The aroma is sweet fruity combined with lighter notes of alcohol and prunes. The flavor is sweet malty with strong notes of fruit, leading to a dry bitter finish. The body is thin.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25088) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 12, 2008
(Bottle 35,5 cl) Courtesy of KAggie97. Hazy, amber golden with an off-white head. Aroma dominated by sweet, overripe fruit. Medium body with sweet nut accents, caramel and again overripe fruit. The finish is dry. 250308

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (20649) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 26, 2008
Bottle. Hazy orange coloured with a small off white head. Sweet aroma of caramel and burnt sugar with notes of hops and pine needles. Sweet flavour of caramel, burnt sugar, liquorice and pine needles. Hoppy finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (19309) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 5, 2003
Bottled. Ruby colour, firm head. Aroma of crystal malt and grapefruit. Rather sweet. Chewy crystal malt flavour balanced by the bitterness added by flowery hops and a fair punch of warming alcohol. Pretty godd, but Kalamazoo does the really dark and heavy ones better.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (14176) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 29, 2009
Bottle at Detroit airport pre DLD trip... brown bubnbly tan head ... sweet pale ale hop ... little toffee .. light malt ... little more toffee and a little licorice than amber but i though quite simelar... again served too cold.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oakes (12352) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 26, 2000

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11940) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 30, 2005
(Bottle) Pours an orangish-brown body with a medium-sized beige head. Aroma of toasted malt. Flavor of toffee, malt, and a hint of dark fruit. A bit bitter in the finish.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (11443) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 14, 2002
UPDATED: OCT 24, 2003 (Bells Brickskeller tasting 10/03) Clear erd brown body with off-white head. Aroma is artificail blueberry. Medium sweet flavor, blueberry, nutty/roasty, light chocolate. Watery medium body. (5/3/6/3/12)(Bells Brickskeller tasting 11/02) Clear red brown body with light tan head. Aroma and flavor are both sweet caramel and roasty. It's very malty, with mild hops until the aftertaste. (7/3/7/3/14)

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcwattsrugger (11078) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - SEP 23, 2008
12 oz bottle-pours a light tan head and copper color. Aroma is medium/dark malt-molasses/caramel, nutty, secondary earthy hops. Taste is medium/dark malt-molasses/caramel/chocolate, nutty, secondary earthy hops with some bitterness. OK carbonation.


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